Vaclav Havel was born in 1936.
He is the last President of Czechoslovakia, and the first President of the Czech Republic.
Both in politics and through his intellectual work, Havel has contributed considerably to the reconciliation within Europe.
He also promoted a greater understanding among nations.
Vaclav Havel has been working and still continues to work for the peaceful coexistence amongst European nations.
He promoted reconciliation with Germany — which was symbolized by the Czech-German Declaration.
This is a 1997 document that aims to defuse tensions between the two countries stemming from World War II and its aftermath.
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